STEP UP TO PLATE! MLB Home Run Derby brings the non-stop action of the Home Run Derby to you. Do you have the skill to be a Home Run Derby Champion? With three distinct game modes, 100+ batters to collect, and constant live events - there is always a reason to swing for the fences in MLB Home Run Derby!
3 DIFFERENT MODES FOR SMASHING HOMERS!
- Duel online with other sluggers in live PVP contests that see how many home runs you can hit on a timer! Earn the best rewards in online competition!
- Head to the Arcade to hit targets and score big points! Stay in the slugfest as long as you can keep sending them yard!
- Compete in the Derby to take on the best batters in baseball for a Home Run Derby Championship! Can you win 3 rounds against the top home run hitters in MLB?
BATTLE THE BEST ONLINE FOR TOP REWARDS!
- Play against millions of MLB fans from around the world!
- Unlock exclusive new content in the Season Pass, with new content every month!
- Win baseball packs with every online victory - with new and unique rewards cycled daily
- New limited time events every week to unlock rare players!
- Top the leaderboards daily to unlock the best rewards! Earn more wins to climb to the top!
- Join the Classic Tournament every weekend for the best way to earn Classic Packs and legendary players like Jorge Posada, Chipper Jones, Keith Hernandez, and Jackie Robinson!
AUTHENTIC MLB ACTION
- Unlock new 2021 sluggers like Francisco Lindor (Mets), Nolan Arenado (Cardinals), and Joc Pederson (Cubs) as well as Epic versions of club favorites like DJ LeMahieu (Yankees), Randy Arozarena (Rays), or Eloy Jimenez (White Sox)
- Signature batting stances for your favorite sluggers
- Change the uniform of your classic sluggers to any of your favorite teams they played on throughout their careers!
- Unlock Home, Away, and Alternate uniforms for all MLB teams!
- Hit homers in Coors Field (Colorado Rockies) and unlock every MLB ballpark with in-app purchase
STAY IN THE COMPETITION WITH LIVE EVENTS
- New batters released with live events like team specific events ( such as “NYY vs BOS Week” ), or themed events like “Catchers Pack” event
- Exclusive gear dropped frequently throughout the year
- New bundles, packs, and rewards available for each new event
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- Over 100 batters to collect so you can find your favorite slugger!
- Unlock Retro uniforms to suit up your batter in classic style
- Free Daily Rewards in a monthly calendar
- Free rewards with every Season Pass
- Free Packs every four hours -- just login to redeem!
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MLB Home Run Derby 2021 Positive Reviews
It’s really funIt is really fun. There are some glitches with the distance of the home runs and sometimes the pitches are frustrating but I understand that they want it to be challenging. Also they should add more things to do with your coins like maybe being able to spend them on gear cards not just players I have so many and I’m waiting for something to use them on also add another source besides daily challenges and derby’s and the mlb buck balls to get mlb bucks because after a while of grinding on derby it gets boring. And 1 more thing the packs you get from series points you should be able to tap them and see what you could get from them like all the other packs other than that this game is vary fun and you should play it..Version: 7.1.1
Needs some maintenance..I’ve played about 30 hours of this game which shows I enjoy it. However I’m leaving this review to rant about the issues that will soon have me quitting. Very frustrating issue in some fields where homeruns hit signs or billboards (example being progressive field) and for some reason don’t count as homeruns resulting in frequent multiplayer losses.. Offline derby’s are far too easy making them quickly become boring. Online tournament has also not been loading for hours at a time recently so I can’t participate. My biggest issue is that I’m currently using a player that has a total of 125 power and 108 contact with equipment but can literally NEVER outdistance an opponent in multiplayer. Whether they’re using a rare player epic player or legendary. In fact my max homerun distance with said character is around 720ft and that is only when I can pull the pitch down the left field foul line making it descend further when sailing out of the park.. Hard to believe someone using a rare or epic player should be able to consistently hit deeper homers than a legendary player with 125 power..Version: 7.0.0
Really Fun!The reason this game is great is simple: IT’S FUN! It’s a blast to hit monster homeruns and this game delivers. The hitting interface is so great, I wish they’d bring it the the R.B.I Baseball app as well. My biggest gripe is that the game is positively infested with ads that you absolutely must watch to earn more of the virtual currency required to “buy” equipment upgrades that would allow you to really compete. Wish there was another way to make that happen without all the ads. Truth is, I’m not even watching them. I play the ad to double my rewards, skip a challenge, etc. but then I set my iPad aside for a few minutes to do something else when it plays, then come back to collect my rewards when the ad is done playing. Advertisers aren’t getting much value from that, and more importantly, it makes for a poor gaming experience. Update: there a new bug that freezes the game after a multi-player game. You must force quit the app. Then the game inexplicable selects Bryce Harper to replace any player you had previously equipped as your player, when the game restarts. Why is he coded as the default?? Super weird..Version: 7.1.1
Good but flawedThis game is fun, but there are some issues that prevent replay value.
-Uniforms cost wayyyyy too much. I’ve been playing this game for a while and never gotten close to unlocking a uniform and frankly don’t really care about them. There are just too many of them that cost too much, and opening a pack of cards just to get a bunch of uniforms that you aren’t gonna get close to unlocking is annoying.
- Equipment is sooo hard to unlock. Again, I’ve been playing the game a while now, and I’ve unlocked maybe a single bat. Instead of equipment cards, I just get a bunch of uniform cards!!
- it should be possible to level up a player by playing with them a bunch instead of just waiting to get more of their cards. I think unlocking a legendary player would be cool, but unless you happen to get a bunch more of their cards (unlikely) they will always have mediocre stats. Players should level up from you playing well with them.
- having even a little control over which players/equipment you unlock would go a long way. It’s too random now. I could get two gold packs of cards and come away empty handed, and the odds of getting enough cards of one of the players I really want seem almost impossible, which makes me want to stop playing.
Fun game overall though! I kinda like the system of watching ads optionally to get more cards/coins..Version: 8.2.0
Should be better than it it.This Game has the potential to be one of my favorite games. I’ve played for hours. I play nightly. And the more I play this more I realize the major flaw. The rewards system makes no sense. The card collecting is pointless. The guy you have is ranked better than any guy you hope to unlock. I got Pete Alonso early and there’s no way to improve on him. Even the equipment is dumb. The better looking equipment isn’t ranked very well. And unlocking anything takes forever and even when you do you’ll probably be taking a step backwards if you equip. Also $5 to unlock stadiums has to be the biggest joke I ever seen. Also the targets in arcade are impossible to hit. You have to hit perfectly which is dumb. The ball goes right above or below. Sometimes which makes that mode frustrating and useless. This is all unfortunate because the gameplay is fantastic..Version: 8.2.1
Great game with 1 issueCan you please fix the distance tracker when you hit a home run. If I barely hit a ball out, it will say it went 600 feet. It I crush it, it says it goes 470. Can you please fix this, because it is kind of annoying now. Could you also make you able to upgrade players by playing with them more, but still unlocking them with cards, that would be great if you could do those things. But overall, 5 star game. And 1 more thing? Can you please update the classic players stats? These past home run leaders shouldn’t have that bad of power. And also please add more classics. Why is there no Ken Griffey Jr, or maybe even Babe Ruth? Ted Williams? Hank Aaron? So can you please update your game with some of these ideas..Version: 9.1.0
LOUSY TECH!!!While trying to enjoy a game of HRD. Your software is CORRUPTED!!! Every time I try to play one on one competition my opponent’s score jumps by 2’s. Then tonight his score went from 4 to 15 in the same time I went from 4 to 10. Not missing a single pitch for a home rub. Same competitors in the same time frame.
My WiFi is totally up to date and top speed. It’s not on my end it’s your SOFTWARE!!!
I lose every time I play and lose coins and position that took me time to acquire. I never loose a single homer in derby and when I play competition it makes me want to scream. FIX YOUR SOFTWARE! Put some money back into your product for a change. NEVER ANY UPDATES! WHY???.Version: 6.0.8
Needs some work.It’s a great game overall and I personally love it. The issue I have with this game though is that when I hit foul balls in multiplayer, the camera looks at the for the longest time and allows the other player to hit more Home runs and get on top especially when it’s a close game. I suggest that foul balls shouldn’t even be looked upon because their just foul balls, they don’t benefit in anything. The other issue that I have is that I believe it’s just dumb for pitchers to throw curve balls at you whilst playing in a home run derby? I don’t know, in my opinion I believe that should be taken off. And lastly are the home runs. For example, Tropicana Field, sometimes balls hit the cat walks or “frames” on the roof and in real life, if you hit the outer frame, it’s a home run. But in this game it doesn’t. That needs to be fixed..Version: 8.0.3
It’s a great game, when it works.** Update from below. Thank you to the developers for fixing the game. I’m sure I’m not the only player who could not use the multiplayer function. It took 30-48 hours to get fixed. I’ve seen worse for sure. My rating goes from a 1 Star to 4 Star because the game can still be a little glitchy. However, it’s definitely in my top 4 games right now.
Thank you again.
Right now the Multiplayer is not working at all! When multiple player works Derby is still a little glitchy. Otherwise, this game is super fun! It’s a shame the developers don’t know what they are doing or no one is updating it. Somewhere the makers are not listening to the customers. This review would change to 4 Stars if they fix the Multiplayer..Version: 7.1.4
Make stadiums unlockableThe gameplay is pretty fun. It’s a game where you mindlessly smack a few home runs. I have no interest in multiplayer games, and there’s no challenge in playing the derby. I thought it would get harder as you progressed but it doesn’t. It’s just a way to grind and get mlbucks. Wish that could be more of a challenge. I also don’t understand why the stadiums have to be purchased with real money. There’s no way to unlock them with cards or ads or anything, unless I’m missing something. Paying $5 / stadium is crazy no matter how much you want to get a change in scenery. There are also challenges focused around specific stadiums so unless you shell out real cash, you can’t even complete them. Seems kind of dumb..Version: 8.2.1
Wow!Over time I became obsessed with the original version of this game. It is a very simple and smooth game, and trust me it is worth taking the time to figure out the timing. Once you hit a few 700 feet home runs you will clearly understand my obsession with this game, and will not be able to put it down! The recent update has only added more fun. The overall game play has remained the same which is perfect bc that is what they got right the first time and just added a really cool card packs to collect new players. This is worth the space on your phone and if you give it a chance you will be hooked like me!.Version: 6.0.5
Pretty Good w/ some problemsThe game itself is very fun. The players and equipment are all cool, and the events held daily are fresh. Although, the game has many bugs that need to be fixed. There have been multiple times I have won a derby, and had to forfeit the match because the game would freeze; furthermore, it only seems to freeze when I am about to win a match. Another bug is the home runs not counting. I have had incidents where a ball goes a certain distance they will not count, and I do not mean the ball hitting the top of the dome in a indoor stadium. For example, I kept hitting the Cleveland’s Indians sign and they would not count. Overall the game is great and quality is good, but there are a few bugs that are extremely aggravating..Version: 7.1.1
I’m not gonna I’m goingI’m going home now I’m gonna way I gotta is your time to go to the practice and then go home to the house to pick me wanna I need your stuff to do stuff like I wanna was like I gotta is a really nice night out here I gotta is your birthday so we have a lot to say to do that you can get your mom and your moms to go home now so you gotta I gotta go get a good one or maybe I’ll go to the movies or something I’ll get it bruh I gotta go to play you like the game I wanna I gotta go to pick it and get your mom a good one to pick up I want you and you guys and then I’ll get to the bus I’ll be there at like five and I to.Version: 8.0.3
New update has messed up ability to hitUsing the same player as before the update I went from hitting 50ish hrs in arcade mode to struggling to hit 20. Derby mode is worse. I was mostly a pull hitting time. Now everything is hit other way so much I struggle to keep fair. If I time with earlier swing I might get a little pulled from center but with no power. Some other reviews said the update didn't mess with playing experience. ABSOLUTELY WRONG. Makes me think it was a fake review. I stopped putting money in this game a long time ago because they took stuff I bought out of the game with no compensation. 2018 version was making me think it was worth while again. Now I'm back to refusing to put money in this. Game isn't as fun anymore..Version: 7.1.0
Amazing game and lots of funThis game is amazing love playing as Cody bellinger aka #MVP #bellibomb its fun to hit deep af home runs its amazing awesome game to play in my spare time but the only problem I have is you have to pay for the stadiums I get it for th mlbucks and the coins but why the stadiums I would love to play in dodger stadium but it have to pay 3-5 dollars for one stadium I might as well just play multiplayer to try to get someone who has dodger stadium and the odds of that are not that high the stadiums should be free or make the purchasable by coins or mlbucks so that players who play the game to grind can try to get that stadiums while saving money.Version: 7.1.0
Please add Iconic sluggersFor the classic lineup, you must add Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron, and Negro League stars like Josh Gibson....and start them off at 100 power!! Not these weak power/contact ratings you’ve been going with lately. A steroid era lineup of sluggers would be awesome with Jose Canseco, Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, etc... Seriously, how can you have a homerun game and not have these icons included, yet instead have singles hitters like Boggs, Carew, and other average players? Makes no sense at all!! Classic ballparks like Polo Grounds would be nice...along with fantasy stadiums set in exotic locations with HUGE dimensions like 600 feet to center, 475 down the foul lines. We need those huge dimensions if we are hitting 935 foot bombs!!.Version: 9.0.3
Game is great! Few suggestionsLove this game! Perfect to play in the down time. It’s pretty easy to level up and get better players, just involves a little waiting. I did have a few suggestions though.
When you acquire more power or have a stronger batter, the only thing that changes with actual home runs is the distance number, you don’t actually see the ball fly further. I’d like to see the home run actually go further, seeing the only number change gets kind of old after a while.
A few additions to the game I’d like you to consider please.
1. Classic stadiums: Ebbets Field, Old Yankee Stadium, the Astrodome, etc.
2. Please add Ken Griffey Jr.
With so many different players including HOFers and legends, I am so surprised that Junior is not in the game! He is one of the greatest home run hitters and purest talents of all time!
Love the game, keep up the good work!.Version: 8.2.0
Easy EnoughYou need to add a “charge the mound” option because any derby pitcher that throws that kind of garbage would get their nose busted open.
The game is easy enough: rope dingers, get coins. But should you end up on any kind of streak, the pitcher throws pitches that defy physical ability. How you can get a pitch to slide, curve, screw and fork... all in one, is baffling. Get to 12 homers and you’ll see that magic, unhittable pitch. Good luck making contact, much less hitting the cheap seats. In other baseball fantasy news, I hit a 900ft bomb with Bryce. I watched it bounce into the parking lot. Tell me that wouldn’t demand a test for PED before even getting back to the dugout!
The games begs for money quite a bit too. Hope you can be comfy in Dodgers Stadium because that’s all you get unless you want to plunk down 3-5 bucks per park. You should allow coins and bucks to be used to buy new parks.
I’d probably go 5 stars if it weren’t for the obvious pitching cheat. Thanks for letting the unlimited coins/bucks/equips go on for this long..Version: 8.3.3
4 StarsThis is a great game with the potential to be 5 stars. I love the new addition of the season pass, it helps me unlock more so I can unlock or upgrade something. I love the small things you add in this game, such as the batting stance that you added. I love how you add limited edition players as well. The problems I have with this game is that there are some bugs that still need to be fixed. Also I wish I could press the limited edition player and just buy the exact amount of cash so I could buy it. Other than that this is a pretty good game and it keeps me entertained. Thanks stay safe and healthy!.Version: 8.2.0
Retiring with Legend statusI played this game probably every day for almost two years and got to the end (level 100) a little while back. Other than the basic glitches, my only issue is once you Max out a player (after level 14) or equipment (after level 10), they keep giving you cards for these items. Now probably 80-90 percent of the cards I get in most packs are useless. It’s nice they try to add new players to keep you interested but stop giving cards on something when it’s Max’d out! Thanks it’s been fun but at least I can now get my life back!.Version: 7.1.4
Getting fed up with this game!I have had this game installed on my phone for quit a few years. I have had my spurts were I play a lot, as well as time were I go months without playing. Since they made to switch to single match tournaments rounds in multiplayer it has gotten bad! The game glitches and you lose every time! I used to have an A+ rating and its almost down to a B. It’s probably because I refuse to spend money on an app but they need to change it! When time expires you have the same amount of homers as the next guy but when the screen changes you lost by 1 home run! It’s garbage and should be fixed!.Version: 6.0.8
How the pitcher lost his grooveThis game is fun, but it can be so frustrating that I am loosing interest. In the multi-player home run derby the pitcher grooves the first 10 or 11 pitches and then all of a sudden he turns into Matt Chapman’s dad and starts throwing fade away hooks and can barely hit the inside part of the strike zone. If you want to make it challenging by moving the ball around the zone that is fine, but then don’t trick me into thinking I am doing well by grooving the early pitches.
Why is it that the balls I hit to the opposite field go further than the hits that I pull. Hitting does not work that way..Version: 7.1.1
Bad Customer SupportI’ve been trying to get help with an issue in game for about a week. I’ve gotten one actual response other than the three automatic ticket emails they send you. I sent the person all the information they requested from me and they still haven’t responded to that follow-up. The app itself is awesome and fun this one star is strictly based on customer service. If I gave that kind of service to anyone of my customers that I deal with, I would get fired instantly..Version: 6.1.2
Make an MLB the ShowThis game is really good. The graphics are great, and you feel like you are really in the game. But I would wish that there would be new modes and better PA announcements. Plus, lot’s of the stadiums cost a lot. And I would love if this game could make their own version of MLB THE SHOW ON MOBILE! That would really get customers on edge, and tons of people would buy it. So please make an MLB the Show for mobile, cause that’ll draw attention. Thanks!.Version: 6.0.10
MLB DerbyThis could be a really great game. One glitch in particular that I have not seen people review is in multiplayer, many times and when I win for some reason the game freezes and won’t proceed to the next screen awarding the win. This forces you to leave the game running indefinitely or to quit out of the game out of frustration thereby giving the other opponent a win. I considered whether this is a hack of some kind because I’ve had multiplayers just sit there and not do anything as I’m hitting home runs left and right only to have it the game freeze at the end, and Im forced to quit and then they win..Version: 7.0.1
Overall good but needs some fixesOverall the game play is pretty good. Fun to compete in multiplayer mode, especially as you start to learn where pitches are going.
Would’ve put 5 stars except for a couple of really annoying things:
If you’re playing head to head and your opponent has network problem, you lose your boosts without a pitch being thrown. Gotta fix this game developers!!
And there should be other ways to unlock ballparks besides forking out real money. Something like contests, prizes, quests, etc..Version: 6.0.7
Pretty good but has glitchesIt is a awesome game an all but sometimes it’s load getting on to the game is way too long. Also your playing and all of a sudden you leave the app and it gets frustrating. Also the pitches are not usually right down the middle. And you should give more coins and MLB bucks out. And make the good players less expensive it’s really annoying when you can’t buy players cause your parents won’t let you. After all the time I’ve played this game it is pretty good..Version: 7.1.1
Multiplayer CheatersSupport has to do something about multiplayer cheaters who start a game and then don’t play. When the game is finished they wait for me to quit. The game hangs and if I want to keep playing I have to quit. And because I quit they win the game and get the pack of cards. That’s real fair.
It’s happened to me multiple times the last few days. So frustrating! Not going to play multiplayer anymore. And eventually won’t even play the app unless something is done to correct this..Version: 7.1.1
Multiplayer is fair about half of the time. (Gets Screwed a lot)I’ve noticed that’s almost every other game that the timing is off with the multiplayer mode. I think to fix timing you should just fix the number of pitches being about to be hit and after that then calculate the score then compare. When basing it off of time just causes way to many calibration and timing issues.. also a lot of home runs don’t get counted for which doesn’t make sense. Too bad because this game has potential to be really good. Hope this helps..Version: 7.0.0
Totally lost everythingI have enjoyed this game and spent a great deal of time and money on it. When I opened it this morning as I usually do to get the daily reward, I had lost all progress. I had lost everything I bought, everything I had accomplished, everything. It was starting me over at the tutorial as though I had never played it before. Could someone please help me and tell me how to get back all I have suddenly lost in this game. I have no idea what has happened..Version: 8.2.1
Update Dec 2020The game now fails to load following latest update, please fix.Version: 8.3.0
Customer supportAfter losing EVERYTHING with a glitch I contacted MLB customer support and after sending screenshots of the issue they fixed the glitch and I have everything back like nothing happened . The support was quick , game is good by the way.Version: 8.3.3
Can’t go into gameWhen it first updated I now can’t go into the game it was fun but not now.Version: 8.3.2
HelpGame won’t open.Version: 8.3.2
Game won’t loadYou have a great game, but as of your last two updates the game will not load, please fix this.
With your last update today, the game will still not load..Version: 8.3.2
Not workingThe new update now no longer works. No longer on my iPhone or iPad..Version: 8.3.0
Update made this game unplayable :(This is my favourite game...I play it everyday...but this new update only brings me to the new title screen and then nothing but music...so disappointing! Please fix!.Version: 8.3.0
Title screen problemOk so the game was updated last night (December 15) and now it won’t go past the loading screen... oops?.Version: 8.3.0
InconsistentIt’s a very good game but why does my pitcher throw the ball in like 5 different spots and makes it hard for me to hit. It’s a home run derby not a pitching competition. It has been a factor to me losing many multiplayer games..Version: 8.1.0
Good but badI spent $15 on a in app purchase, and it said that it went through, took my money, then didn’t give me any of the stuff I paid for. Don’t make in app purchases.Version: 8.2.0
Amazing gameThis is very well made I wasn’t a huge fan at first because I didn’t fully understand it but once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed and still really enjoy it and I have been playing for over a year there are tons of players to unlock and more get added during the season and a little before the real life homerun derby and they give you the ballpark the real derby will be at as well for free I highly recommend this game.Version: 7.1.5
Garbage gamingThis game shouldn’t restart every homerun you hit, I unlocked the best players and they got deleted please work on this.Version: 8.0.3
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